Transportation Alternatives Volunteer Night – Mailing Party

Join New York City’s advocates for cyclists and pedestrians as they spread the word about their important work at their Volunteer Night mailing parties. Activities include stuffing envelopes, folding t-shirts and sending out campaign materials with fellow activists.

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In Memoriam: James Langergaard

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James at the inaugural Tour de Brooklyn in 2005. On Friday evening, August 14, James Langergaard was killed by a car as he crossed Queens Boulevard at 69th Street. According to his family, witnesses told police that James ran a red light on his bike and died instantly. James was 38. His death is a […]

Bergen Street Cyclists Thank NYPD Precinct for Protected Bike Lane

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Bergen Street near Flatbush Avenue used to be a trouble spot for cyclists going from Prospect Heights to Park Slope, with one segment of the bike lane frequently obstructed by police vehicles. Last summer, a guerrilla protected lane appeared, buffered by orange cones, then disappeared, then reappeared, incredibly, in the form of metal crowd control barriers from the NYPD’s […]

NYPD Parking Abuse Scandal Widens

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Chinatown businessman Jan Lee was cuffed and detained for photographing police officers’ illegally parked cars in front of his shop. Despite threatening late night calls to his home phone from a Brooklyn police officer (who forgot to block his phone number from appearing on caller ID), CBS Channel 2’s Brendan Keefe continues his series of […]

78th Precinct: Don’t Blame Us For Deadly Trucks on Neighborhood Streets

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Brooklyn’s 78th Precinct has developed a well-earned reputation for taking street safety seriously, but it wasn’t on display at last night’s precinct community council meeting, where local residents grilled police on the death of cyclist James Gregg last Wednesday and the lack of truck route enforcement in Park Slope. Deputy Inspector Frank DiGiacomo, the precinct’s commanding officer, and […]

Youth Advocates Bringing Car-Free Prospect Park Message to Bloomberg

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Prospect Park Youth Advocates (l-r) Oswald, Michael, Kelena and Farah Having spent their summer working for a car-free Prospect Park, four young Brooklynites are taking their message to the mayor on Monday. And they’ll have plenty of backup. Prospect Park Youth Advocates Michael, Farah, Kelena and Oswald have collected 10,000 postcards signed by New Yorkers […]